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Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn in to Supreme Court

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Today, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday, becoming the first Black woman to join the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson was sworn in during a ceremony at the court, just minutes after Justice Stephen G. Breyer made his retirement official. President Biden’s nominee was confirmed by the Senate in April but has been waiting for Breyer to conclude his tenure.

With her husband and two daughters looking on, Jackson took two oaths: a constitutional oath, administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and a judicial oath, administered by Breyer. "I am pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling," Roberts said as the brief ceremony concluded.

Meanwhile, Biden chastised the Supreme Court for "outrageous behavior" and said he would support an exception to the Senate's filibuster rules to make it easier to write abortion protections into law. Biden, speaking on the world stage in Madrid, called the court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade "destabilizing" and said an exception should be made to a Senate rule that requires 60 votes for most bills to advance.

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